General

Michael Damianos & Co LLC takes data privacy seriously and is committed to making sure that your privacy is protected. This privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) details our approach on such issues.

By using this site and submitting any personal data you agree to the use by Michael Damianos & Co LLC of such data in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time, without notice, to reflect firm, client and other feedback. We encourage you to periodically review our Privacy Policy to be informed of how we are committed to protecting your personal information.

Michael Damianos & Co LLC acknowledges that the information you provide may be confidential. We will maintain the confidentiality of, and protect your information, in accordance with applicable law.

Data controller

Michael Damianos & Co LLC (a lawyers’ limited liability company registered in the Republic of Cyprus under registration no. 272111 and with its registered address at 1 Ayiou Evdokimou, Archangelos, Nicosia 2055, Cyprus) is the data controller of any personal data collected through this website.

Data collection

In certain circumstances, we may collect information, including your name and contact details, from you. Such circumstances include when you contact us to seek legal advice or apply for employment or obtain information about this website.

You are also able to email us through the website. Your message will contain your name, email address, phone number, as well as your address (if you choose to provide this) and/or any additional information you may wish to include in your message.

Use of data

We may do the following with your personal information:

  • use it to provide legal services to the relevant client
  • use it to engage in marketing and business development activity in relation to our legal services. This may include sending you newsletters, legal updates, marketing communications and other information that may be of interest to you
  • where you have applied for a position with us, to review and process your job application
  • to comply with legal and regulatory obligations that we have to discharge
  • use it to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights or for the purpose of legal proceedings
  • record and monitor your use of our website or our other online services for our business purposes which may include analysis of usage, measurement of site performance and generation of marketing reports
  • use it for our legitimate business interests, such as undertaking business research and analysis, managing the operation of our website and our business
  • use it to look into any complaints or queries you may have, and
  • use it to prevent and respond to actual or potential fraud or illegal activities.

Grounds for using your personal information

We rely on the following legal grounds to process your personal information, namely:

  • Consent – we may (but usually do not) need your consent to use your personal information. You can withdraw your consent by contacting us (see below).
  • Performance of a contract – we may need to collect and use your personal information to enter into a contract with you or to perform our obligations under a contract with you.
  • Legitimate interest – we may use your personal information for our legitimate interests, some examples of which are given above.
  • Compliance with law or regulation – we may use your personal information as necessary to comply with applicable law/regulation.

How we share information with third parties

We may share your personal information with third parties, including but not limited to:

  • Third party agents/suppliers or contractors, in connection with the processing of your personal information for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. This may include, but is not limited to, IT and communications service providers.
  • Third parties relevant to the legal services that we provide. This may include, but is not limited to, counterparties to transactions or litigation, other professional service providers, regulators, authorities, governmental institutions and stock exchanges.
  • To the extent required by law, regulation or court order, for example, if we are under a duty to disclose your personal information in order to comply with any legal obligation or in order to exercise or defend legal rights.

Your personal information may, subject to the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation, be transferred outside the country where you are located. This includes countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and countries that do not have laws that provide specific protection for personal information. Any transfer of your personal information will be compliant with applicable data protection law.

Data retention and security

How long we hold your personal information for will vary and will depend principally on:

  • the purpose for which we are using your personal information – we will need to keep the information for as long as is necessary for the relevant purpose, and
  • legal obligations – laws or regulation may set a minimum period for which we have to keep your personal information.

We will ensure that the personal information that we hold is subject to appropriate security measures.

 

Your choices and rights

You have a number of legal rights in relation to the personal information that we hold about you and you can exercise your rights by contacting us, using the details set out below.

These rights include:

  • Obtaining information regarding the processing of your personal information and access to the personal information which we hold about you. Please note that there may be circumstances in which we are entitled to refuse requests for access to copies of personal information. In particular, information that is subject to legal professional privilege will not be disclosed other than to our client and as authorised by our client.
  • Requesting that we correct your personal information if it is inaccurate or incomplete. Please note that when personally identifiable information is retained, we do not assume responsibility for verifying the ongoing accuracy of the content of personal information. When practically possible, if we are informed that any personal data collected through this website is no longer accurate, we will make appropriate corrections based on the updated information provided by the authenticated visitor.
  • Requesting that we erase your personal information in certain circumstances. Please note that there may be circumstances where you ask us to erase your personal information but we are legally entitled to retain it.
  • Objecting to, and requesting that we restrict, our processing of your personal information in certain circumstances. Again, there may be circumstances where you object to, or ask us to restrict, our processing of your personal information but we are legally entitled to refuse that request.
  • In some circumstances, receiving some personal information in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and/or requesting that we transmit those information to a third party where this is technically feasible. Please note that this right only applies to personal information which you have provided to us.
  • Withdrawing your consent, although in certain circumstances it may be lawful for us to continue processing without your consent if we have another legitimate reason (other than consent) for doing so.
  • Lodging a complaint with the Commissioner’s Office of Personal Data Protection in Cyprus, if you think that any of your rights have been infringed by us.

Cookies

Michael Damianos & Co LLC uses technology to collect information about the use of the website and to distinguish you from other users of our website in order to improve your experience when you browse the website.

The website uses cookies to monitor browsing preferences. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is sent to your browser and stored on the hard drive of your computer (or internet enabled device) when you visit a website. Cookies can be used to recognize repeat users, facilitate the users’ ongoing access to and use of the website and allow a website to track usage behaviour and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements and targeted advertising. Cookies are not programs that come onto your system and damage files. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to you that has no meaning outside the assigning site. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to deny or accept the cookie feature; however, you should note that cookies may be necessary to provide you with certain features (e.g., customized delivery of information) available on the website and if cookies are deleted or blocked, the website may not function correctly and you may not be able to access certain areas.

This website may link through to third party websites which may also use cookies over which we have no control. We recommend that you check the relevant third party’s privacy policy for information about any cookies that may be used.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

Contact

If you would like further information on the collection, use, disclosure, transfer or processing of your personal information or the exercise of any of the rights listed above, please contact us by writing to us at Michael Damianos & Co LLC, 2 Dramas St., 4th floor, 1077 Nicosia, Cyprus or by sending an email at info@damianoslaw.com.